Jamie Hawkesworth Photographs Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ai Weiwei is undeniably one of the most significant and heroically provocative artists in China (and in the world for that matter) right now. If you are not familiar with why we would say such a thing, you certainly should go see Never Sorry. Recently, photographer Jamie Hawkesworth was sent to capture some images of his studio in Beijing for AnOther Magazine, and the results were stunning. Each composition is clean, simple, and telling of Ai Weiwei's circumstances.

William Miller Finds Abstract Beauty in a Polluted Brooklyn Canal

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New York-based photographer William Miller is able to find beauty in the least likely of places, a polluted New York canal. Entitled, Gowanus Canal, his latest series of photographs explores the strange colors, patterns, and reflective oils of a Brooklyn canal.

Traditional Chinese Style Landfills by Yao Lu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chinese photographer Yao Lu takes images of garbage draped in protective netting and manipulates them to resemble the beautiful misty mountainous landscapes so often depicted by tradition Chinese landscape paintings. Entitled New Landscapes, the series comments on the not so hidden environmental impacts of China's expansive urbanization.  

"Harem," Photographs by Morrocan Artist Lalla Essaydi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Lalla Essaydi, a New York-based Moroccan painter and mixed-media artist recently devoted herself to photography, exploring the image of women in Islamic society. The result, this very cool series entitled Harem in which her subjects are wrapped in robes which echo the decorative Arabic tiles and patterns that wall the incredible interiors.

Photographs of Cubicle-Sized Apartment in Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
Despite being ranked by The Economist as the world's most livable city, Hong Kong has a huge number of people who lived in very cramped conditions. To highlight this issue, the Society for Community Organization comissioned these birds eye view photographs of people's cubicle-sized apartments.  

Asger Carlsen "Hester" @ Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
We love Asger Carlsen, and the universal "What the f@!&" moment everyone has when they first see an Asger Carlsen creation. Interviewed in our January 2013 issue, NYC-based Carlsen has taken his increasingly abstract Hester series to Berlin for an exhibition at Dittrich & Schlechtriem (formerly Pool Gallery). As everything with these works, things are not as they seem, or everything they seem. You decide.

"Passengers," Photographs by John Schabel

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
John Schabel has published a new book, Passengers, featuring a voyeuristic portraiture project of anonymous airplane passengers. The portraits were taken in the mid-90s without the passenger's permission using a zoom lens.

Dreamscapes by Katie Eleanor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
We are enjoying the surreal and dreamy photographs of London-based photographer Katie Eleanor. Katie is currently reading for a BA in Photographic Arts at Westminster University. Ever since she was a child she has wanted to create the dreamscapes she now photographs.  

Recycled Portraits by Anna Pantelia

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 18, 2013
Athens-based documentary photographer Anna Pantelia composed a series of photos by recycling photos of urban landscapes by combining them with portraits. She titled the series Recycle because the project takes something useless and converts it into something useful.

Crystal Covered Sculptures by Nicola Bolla

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 18, 2013
Italian artist Nicola Bolla collaborated with photographer Sergio Alfrendini to produce this series of photos documenting his glittering Swaroviski crystal-covered sculptures. Nicola takes sometimes-sinister objects and coats them in the sparkling crystals. Placed in haunting and dark scenes, the photographs accentuate the disturbing but glamorous nature of the sculptures. In the past, Nicola has coated AK47s and human remains.  

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